DANNY INGS is missing Liverpool’s pre-season tour of America to stay at home and try to find a new club.
Striker Ings is looking for a move away from Anfield having decided he needs to be playing regular first team football.
And the 25-year-old, who is also nursing a slight ankle knock, has been cleared to remain in the UK while Jurgen Klopp takes a 29-man group to the US to step up their pre-season preparations.
Ings and Klopp are understood to have reached an agreement allowing him to leave if the right offer comes in, because he is unlikely to be first choice up front at Anfield this season.
And that has seen him get permission from Liverpool not to fly across the Atlantic while he receives treatment on his ankle and looks to secure a move to another Premier League club.
Although Ings was not part of the group who linked up at 3am this morning, the vast majority of Klopp’s first team squad were in tow.
Mo Salah was all smiles as he reported for duty having recovered from the shoulder injury that curtailed his impact in the World Cup with Egypt.
He joined new signings Fabinho and Naby Keita boarding the flight to North Carolina where they take on Borussia Dortmund in their first friendly tomorrow.
They are then due to face Manchester City and Manchester United in a busy programme as Klopp attempts to get his players ready for the opening weekend of the new Premier League season.
Friendlies against Napoli and Torino also follow before the first match at home to West Ham on August 12.
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New goalkeeper Alisson was not part of the travelling group despite completing his world record £66.8million move from Roma on Thursdsay.
The Brazilian has been given extra time off following his World Cup duty, meaning Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet are likely to get games in the States.
Xherdan Shaqiri is another who did not make the trip, but he is expected to link up with the squad in New Jersey in time to feature against City.
And fringe strikers Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi have also been included in the squad, even though there are doubts whether either have a future at Anfield.
Both were shipped out on loan last season and appear surplus to requirements, though neither has managed to find another club with the season now just three weeks away.
Liverpool US tour squad: Karius, Clyne, Fabinho, Van Dijk, Wijnaldum, Milner, Keita, Mane, Salah, Gomez, Sturridge, Grujic, Klavan, Moreno, Lallana, Shaqiri, Robertson, Origi, Solanke, Matip, Phillips, Jones, Markovic, Ojo, Woodburn, Kelleher, Camacho, Chirivella, Grabara.